This is an amazingly beautiful dish that would be perfect, served during the holidays, or anytime when overnight guests deserve a special treat.
The aroma of the spices and baking bread would be a wondrous thing to wake up to.
Large loaf of French bread
8 large eggs
2 cups half and half
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
Slice bread into 16-20 1” slices.
Place bread slices in a greased, 9x13” casserole dish in two rows (sort of standing up and leaning over).
Blend remaining ingredients in a blender container or beat in a large bowl until well blended.
Pour the mixture over the bread slices.
Spoon the mixture in between each slice as well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2 sticks butter
1 cup packed, light brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
½ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
The next day, preheat oven to 350˚.
Cut together topping ingredients (using two knives, criss-cross fashion or a food processor).
Spread topping evenly over the bread and egg mixture.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Serve with syrup, confectioners’ sugar or whipped cream.
Serves 8 – 10